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Vol. 92 No. 21 November 12, 2014

photo Gerald Schmitz

MEMORIAL - The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery contains predominantly Canadian soldiers killed during the later stages of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. It is located close to the village of Cintheaux in France. Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, is a memorial day that has been held since the end of the First World War to remember the members of armed forces who have died in the line of duty. (Gerald Schmitz photo)

This Week

Synod preparations

With another, bigger synod coming next October to discuss Christian family life, Canadian bishops are beginning to ask themselves: "What next?" writes Michael Swan. - page 3

Pastoral Letter

Saskatoon Bishop Donald Bolen has issued a pastoral letter about the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. "This issue does not affect only Aboriginal women but all Canadians, all people," says Bolen. - page 3

Great Catholic Thinkers

St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine were highlighted in a Foundations: Exploring our Faith series underway in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. - page 6

Hawkstone Hall

A Saskatchewan couple shares their enjoyable experience at a Redemptorist retreat centre in Shropshire, England. - page 13

Champion Speaker

Olympic champion Catriona Le May Doan was the guest speaker at the first Knights of Columbus Celebrity Dinner held in Saskatoon Oct. 17. Proceeds from the dinner went to the Children's Hospital Foundation. - page 7


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

We all struggle with Jesus' invitation to carry our cross

Liturgy and Life

Anne Strachan

By Anne Strachan

34rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 23, 2014

Seeking Sophia

By Christine Burton



Hawkstone House

Debbie Hayward

Beauty of Hawkstone Hall one of its many treasures

Arts and Culture

Lyrics and Life:

A national conversation about assault and consent The Ettes - from

CNS Movie Reviews

Big Hero 6

CNS Movie Reviews - Big Hero 6

Screenings and Meanings:

Gerald Schmitz

Poetry  Dayna Mazzuca, Design Pics photo


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

CNS photo/Wiechec


Dayna Mazzuca

Poetry  Dayna Mazzuca, Design Pics photo